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SBIR Phase I: Replacement of Toxic and Polluting Cleaning Processes Using…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98832
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945074
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT4
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
METFAB
40 Minnesota Ave. Warwick, RI 02888-6011
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Replacement of Toxic and Polluting Cleaning Processes Using Vacuum Cycle Nucleation
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945074
Award Amount: $140,050.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a vacuum-based cleaning process that relies on the tendency of vapor bubbles to form at surface crevices where contaminate particles lodge. Upon implosion, the bubbles release a large amount of localized energy meant to dislodge particles. By focusing energy at the surface, less energy is required than in processes which add a lot of heat or energy equally across the entire solvent stream. The broader societal/commercial impact of this project will be to reduce the amount of chemicals, energy, and water required for cleaning parts. It also reduces the need for hazardous cleaning solvents which create environmental and health risks. Potential applications for this cleaning process range from auto to medical and semiconductor parts.

Principal Investigator:

Stuart M. Raifman
MS
4017326677
sraifman@metfabtech.com

Business Contact:

Stuart M. Raifman
MS
4017326677
sraifman@metfabtech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

METFAB
40 Minnesota Ave. Warwick, RI 02888

EIN/Tax ID: 540504586
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No